TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to Keir Starmer’s economy speech

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Responding to the Labour leader’s speech on a “new partnership” between government and business, John O’Connell, executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“The Labour leader may be the only person right now who doesn’t want to return to business as usual.

“Taxpayers are desperate to get on with their lives and let the economy fire up again - protecting jobs, helping out high streets and our hospitality and leisure sectors. Disappointingly, all Sir Keir had to offer was high-minded harking back to the second world war.

“The lesson we’ve learned from lockdown is that living under state control must be a last resort, not a blueprint for the next Budget.”


TPA spokesmen are available for live and pre-recorded broadcast interviews via 07795 084 113 (no texts)

Media contact:

Danielle Boxall
Media Campaign Manager, TaxPayers' Alliance
[email protected]
24-hour media hotline: 07795 084 113 (no texts)


Notes to editors:

  1. Founded in 2004 by Matthew Elliott and Andrew Allum, the TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) campaigns to reform taxes and public services, cut waste and speak up for British taxpayers. Find out more at

  2. TaxPayers' Alliance's advisory council.

  3. The TaxPayers’ Alliance has published five tax reforms to secure a recovery from coronavirus.

  4. TaxPayers’ Alliance research has shown that the sustained tax burden is at a 70 year high. Data shows that Winston Churchill’s postwar government reduced the tax burden more than any successive post war prime minister.  
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